The anatomy of fear.

Worries & sleeplessness about Covid-19 I write this from Palo Alto, Carlifonia, having woken up from a nightmare. Usually, nightmares are an expression of a deep-seated fear or worry. I learnt years ago that the way to deal with fear is to publicly and loudly call it out. When you are about to speak to …

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Champions for Change: Orienting me to my mission

The past couple weeks have been important weeks for me. It just so happens that November 2018 is one of my busiest months and I have felt more than a little overwhelmed in the past few days than most days – so much so that it has been difficult to function, to get things done. …

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OdeToYouth: Lesson 4: Travel as often as you can

I have had the good fortune to travel to many parts of the world – for a few days in some cases and a few months in others. The places that I visited for a day or two, to attend a conference don’t count in the context of this blogpost. I never really saw those …

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John with his pumpkin

His eyes opened at 4.30 in the morning, as they had for all of the 45 summers that had passed, just about an hour or so before dawn. When he moved here 45 years ago, this neighborhood was different, quieter. It had more trees. The summer wasn’t so scathing. One could feel the ancestors still …

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